Fairs and festivals
Despite the grandeur of the celebration of Corpus Christi in Toledo, the real celebration is on August 15, the feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. It is a celebration of local, religious and recreational.
The most traditional and characteristic, besides the liturgical celebrations of rigor and the wreath at the statue of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, is quoted in the cloister of the cathedral, which distributes water from their cisterns and wells, the water Virgin to an ancient tradition that gives the character of miraculous.
The August heat is mitigated by the shadow of its arcades, where long tables are prepared on the jugs, jars and cups and also for those who have not mastered the art of drinking from the jug. Water flows from especiallente ducts installed to date. They usually drink some water at the time, cool, but many people take it in bottles for those who could not come.
This tradition of the seventeenth century, when its completion of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is held eight days of thanksgiving feasts, but the heat was so intense that many worshipers were leaving the cathedral. Faced with this problem, the ecclesiastical authorities of the time ordered the construction of platforms to distribute jars overflowing waters from the wells.
All week the typical exhibition is mounted in the enclosure of the Peraleda and hosts concerts, dances and various shows and activities.